Whatcom county shares a border with Canada, reaches west from the vast Pacific Ocean and easterly high into the North Cascade Mountains “The American Alps,” which are filled with ancient Cedars, towering Douglas Firs and hidden alpine lakes waiting to be discovered. Whatcom County rushes with streams full of salmon, skies filled with native eagles and green spaces are inhabited by neighborhood Deer. This area is the jewel of the Pacific Northwest. It is nationally ranked as one of the best places for outdoor recreation, including hiking, mountain biking and Mt Baker skiing.
Bellingham is also recognized as a top choice to retire and to start a business. It is known for its stunning views of the Cascade range and the high peak of Mt Baker, which is the starting point for the World famous “Ski to Sea” endurance race in May.
If that wasn’t enough, we’re a gateway to the gorgeous San Juan Islands. Want to go surfing? Our Bellingham airport offers commercial flights throughout California, Arizona and nonstop to the Hawaiian Islands. Day trips and unique adventures await since we’re only 90 minutes from Seattle and just 25 minutes to British Columbia Canada. With so much to offer, Bellingham and Whatcom county are genuinely world-class!
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